Lots of fish in the internet sea – a worldwide network of crooks
The e-mail itself came from a Chilean provider, who allegedly works on Reunion via the address more than 10.000 km away, to then supply the ghost address in Benin. The address does not belong to Western Union, of course, but to a scammer from West Africa. The phone number is a fake to be able to give a number at WhatsApp.
None of this is true, but only serves the initiator to get the transfer costs for the money in advance. A bad story, too.
Don’t give out any data, it would be stored on scammers mail lists. This would lead to more crimes being committed in your name.
Dump it in the digital bin.
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Attention: E-mail Address Owner
RE: RECENT SCAM VICTIM’S COMPENSATION FROM THE I.M.F BENIN
Complement of the season to you and your beloved family. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating all the recent scam victims and your email address was found in the scam victim’s list. This Western Union® office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via Western Union® Money Transfer.
However, we have successfully concluded all the arrangements to effect your payment through Western Union® Money Transfer. We have scheduled your payment to be completed by sending you $5,000 twice daily until the total sum of $1,000,000.00 is completely transferred to you.
Notwithstanding, we can not be able to send the payment with your email address alone, thereby we need your information as to where we will be sending the funds, such as;
Receiver’s name:…………….(Full Name)
Contact the director via email at (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your full information. Note that your payment files will be returned to the IMF if we did not hear from you, this was the instruction given to us by the IMF. We will start the transfer as soon as we received your information. For urgent inquiry about your daily payment, call/Whatsapp +229-9806-4444 anytime.
Mr. Mark James
Director Western Union® Money Transfer,
Head Office Benin Republic.
This email is intended for the owner of this E-mail Address only and contains privileged and confidential information. If you received this email by error, please delete it from your mail box and notify us immediately for correction. The disclosure of this email to a third party is highly prohibited. Thanks for your